Dentist

  • Three reasons to take your child to take your child to the dentist on a regular basis

    If your child isn't showing any visible signs of dental problems, you may feel as if there is no need to take them to the dentist. However, this is a mistake which could end up having a negative effect on their dental health in the future. Here are three reasons to take your child to the dentist on a regular basis. To prevent them from developing a fear of the dentist
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  • An explanation of alveolar osteitis

    Alveolar osteitis (or dry socket, as it is more commonly known) is a condition which causes the alveolar bone to become inflamed. It usually occurs after a tooth extraction, if the blood clot that developed on the wound site is dislodged. This dislodgement exposes the underlying nerves and bone to bacteria, food particles and saliva, all of which can cause inflammation. What can cause dry socket? As mentioned above, dry socket typically develops after a tooth has been removed and the blood clot at the site of the extraction is dislodged.
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  • 3 Ways to Make Your Small Teeth Look Larger

    Whether you still have your primary teeth, you've worn away your teeth by grinding, or your adult teeth just didn't grow in as big as you expected, having small teeth can take its toll on your self esteem. If your teeth don't fit the size of your face and you're interested in getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure to make them look larger, here are three great options to consider. Gum Lift
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  • A guide to dental avulsion

    Dental avulsion is the term used to describe a tooth that has been completely dislodged from its socket. Read on to learn more about this condition.  What can cause dental avulsion? Dental avulsion is almost always caused by some form of physical trauma. It may occur if a person falls over and hits their mouth very hard against the ground of if they are hit in the face by another individual.
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  • A Brief Explanation of Tooth Abscesses

    A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus located in or around a tooth's root. It is caused by a bacterial infection. Here is a brief explanation of this dental condition. Why do tooth abscesses develop? Tooth abscesses develop when bacteria are allowed to enter the dental pulp (the centre of a tooth, where all of its connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels are located). Bacteria may gain access to this part of the tooth if it has sustained a severe fracture which extends down to its root, or if it has developed a very deep cavity as a result of tooth decay.
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  • Relieving Toothache: What You Should and Shouldn't Do

    While some dental issues are not an emergency and can wait until it is time for your next dental appointment, others require the immediate attention of a dentist. Emergency dentists operate 24/7 so that they can attend to patients who experience various dental emergencies, such as toothache, dental avulsion (knocked-out tooth), a broken or fractured tooth, a loose tooth, lost filling, a possibly broken jaw, etc. These are all dental issues that have the potential to cause a lot of pain, discomfort and anxiety, hence the need to seek immediate dental help.
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